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Customers Knocked Offline as NAB Online Goes Down

NAB’s Internet and Phone services have caught the ire of customers as it went offline Tuesday morning, as majority of their customers were welcomed into the New Year with the message: “NAB internet banking is currently unavailable”.

A spokesman for the bank said that services are coming back online, with several customers airing out their frustration […]

By |January 6th, 2015|Events, Technology|Comments Off on Customers Knocked Offline as NAB Online Goes Down

ASIC in Hot Seat for Blocking 250,000 Websites

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will face the senate for their actions in 2013 when they blocked 250,000 websites under investigation for fraudulent investment activities.

The Senate Communications Committee will conduct a public hearing tomorrow to question ASIC’s actions to block websites – even that of the Melbourne Free University. The ASIC has released a […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Investment, Technology|Comments Off on ASIC in Hot Seat for Blocking 250,000 Websites

Is the PM Guilty of Buying Facebook “Likes”?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s sudden surge of Facebook likes from 18 – 34 year olds from New Delhi, India has raised speculations that he purchased Facebook likes to increase engagement to his social media account.

The PM has denied these allegations, saying that the recent visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modihas attracted the said audience. […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Online Presence, Technology|Comments Off on Is the PM Guilty of Buying Facebook “Likes”?

Smart Machines to Dominate by 2020: Gartner

Smart interconnected devices are expected to dominate the world – from regular appliances to cars by 2020, according to research group Gartner.

The auto industry is expected to grow the fastest, with predictions of over 3.5 billion vehicles to be connected to the internet in the next decade, as majority of tasks are automated, especially with […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Smart Machines, Technology|Comments Off on Smart Machines to Dominate by 2020: Gartner

Brokers Should Use Social Media For The Right Reasons

A growing number of brokers are harnessing the power of Social Media but are missing out on a few key practices, according to Social Media Business Boosters’ Sandra Pigram.

It is important to think of the end user and the message you are trying to convey before you post, as more relevant and engaging content attracts […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Brokers, Online Presence|Comments Off on Brokers Should Use Social Media For The Right Reasons

Is Your Internet Speed Fast Enough?

Australia’s need for faster internet speeds have increased drastically as consumers download data 10 times more than the past 5 years, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. With the advent of mobile internet usage, does our broadband network have the ability to satisfy the rapidly growing number of internet users?

Mobile broadband downloads have seen […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Technology|Comments Off on Is Your Internet Speed Fast Enough?

Australia’s Smartphone Addiction

Telstra recently conducted the 2014 Smartphone and Tablet Index that found out that three quarters of the population currently own a device, doubling the number in just four years.

Baby boomers are contributing most to the increase as the number of users increased from 16% to 57% since 2013 – a clear sign that smartphone usage […]

By |October 7th, 2014|Events, Smartphone, Technology|Comments Off on Australia’s Smartphone Addiction

Telstra to Make Payphones Relevant Again

Payphones were considered the primary means of communication back in the day that it was almost impossible to imagine a street corner without the all too familiar orange topped boxes. With the advent of cellular technology, over 10,000 payphone boxes were lost from 2009 until 2013. But this is about to change as Telstra is […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Technology|Comments Off on Telstra to Make Payphones Relevant Again

Credit Scores Made Available Online by Veda

Borrowers can now get a hold of their credit score using a new website that was launched by Veda and lending platform Society One.

The new website allows borrowers to check their VedaScore online, making it easy for them to choose better deals and empower them in negotiating better terms with lenders. As credit scores become […]

By |September 3rd, 2014|Credit & Personal, Technology|Comments Off on Credit Scores Made Available Online by Veda

Microsoft to Unveil Windows 9

Rumors are spreading like wildfire in the tech world as Microsoft prepares for a preview event on September 30 – a potential unveiling of their new operating system, Windows 9.

Let’s face it, not everyone was impressed with Windows 8, as some features were heavily criticized, such as the Charms Bar – the floating panel on […]

By |August 27th, 2014|Technology|Comments Off on Microsoft to Unveil Windows 9